Associate Professor

Major Research Interests

Dr. Qu’s research interests include patient-centered outcomes research, health disparities, rehabilitation care, quality of care, medication adherence, and shared decision-making. She has published articles in Journal of General Internal Medicine, Academic Medicine, American Journal of Health Behavior, Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, The Journal of Rheumatology, and American Journal of Transplantation. She has served as a grant reviewer for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute since 2013.


1984, Bethune Military Medical College

Certification in English
1989, Beijing Normal University

1992, Military Logistic Academy

2007, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Fellowship in Health Disparities Research Training Program
2014, University of Alabama at Birmingham